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Project based advanced course in Horticulture and Agriculture

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Project methodology and communication tools for stakeholder collaboration are introduced in the form of lectures, seminars and course literature. The main part of the course consists of independent work with own project that is carried out individually or in groups with individual specialization. The work is carried out in collaboration with a host company and with the support of supervisors and should result in a written report that even includes a literature review based on scientific literature. The project aim is defined in collaboration with the host company and the examiner and supervisor at SLU.

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The course uses different forms of teaching to promote student learning and discussions through:

Projects, lectures, project presentations

The course focuses on the following general competencies:

  • Communication

  • Planning and performing of project

  • Presentation of results orally and in writing, in a way suitable for the audience

The following elements are compulsory:

Lectures, exercises, presentations

Collaboration with the surrounding community takes place through project work.

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for TD0021

Academic year 2023/2024

Project based advanced course in Horticulture and Agriculture (TD0021-20022)

2023-10-31 - 2024-01-14

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Compulsory literature

  • Kuster J, Huber E, Lippmann R, Schmid A, Schneider E, Witshi U, Wüst R 2015 Project Management Handbook. Available as e-book at SLU library:

  • Kvale S 1996 InterViews: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing: Steinar Kvale. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Chapter 7 pages 124-143.* Canvas*

  • Pretty JN, Guijt I, Thompson J, Scoones I 1995 Participatory Learning and Action. A Trainers Guide. International Institute for Environment and Development. London UK. Ch. 5, pp. 72-89 and examples on pp. 74-76, 84, 91-95, 97-98. Available at:

  • Scientific papers and other materials handed out in connection with lectures, or made available on the Canvas course page, are compulsory unless otherwise specified.

Supplementing literature

  • Pears R and Shields G Cite them right. Macmillan International Higher Education (available at the SLU-Alnarp library)

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agroecology - Master's Programme Horticultural Science - Master's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1F)
Subject: Horticultural Science Agricultural Science
Course code: TD0021 Application code: SLU-20038 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%